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Sen. Rudolph “Rudy” Boschwitz

Former Senator for Minnesota

Boschwitz was a senator from Minnesota and was a Republican. He served from 1978 to 1990.

Photo of Sen. Rudolph “Rudy” Boschwitz [R-MN, 1978-1990]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Boschwitz is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1990 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Boschwitz sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 28, 1990. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Boschwitz was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 19 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boschwitz sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (19%) Private Legislation (17%) Taxation (15%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Environmental Protection (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) International Affairs (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Boschwitz’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Oct 1990, Boschwitz missed 140 of 4,859 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is better than the median of 4.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: